With the second wave of COVID-19 sweeping the country, it is clear that the only sustainable way to alleviate the current crisis and avoid a new wave in the future is to vaccinate as many people as possible. Currently, the vaccination phase for the 18 to 44-year-old age group is only performed online. This gives an unfair advantage to programmers who use the Co-WIN platform to develop bots and use email applications, emails and messages such as Telegram to send notifications to people to reserve vaccines.

Vaccine manufacturers in various countries, as well as state and private health agencies, sell vaccines in the Union at variable prices because this runs counter to our long-standing tradition of providing free vaccines to everyone. In most states, the vaccine itself is limited and in short supply.

The third phase of vaccination for people aged 18-44, although vaccination will officially start on May 1, 2021. There are only dozens of open spaces in this age group, most of which are in some private hospitals. There is no doubt that, given the Indian city dwellers, smartphone users and tech-savvy people have an advantage over the rest of the country’s population. In the case of very limited vaccine supply, this essentially means that those who are not familiar with the technology have almost zero chance of competing with those skilled in the technology.

As if not enough, many software developers are using public APIs that can be used to create tools that send instant notifications to social media groups they create to help people book seats. As long as it is in stock. This is done by data released by Co-WIN developers through public APIs. The developer also created a small browser extension that requests the Co-WIN API and warns the user before opening the slot.

Although many of these applications can be notified publicly when vaccination stations are open, most of them are still being used in private circles and telegram channels. Using these APIs, you can only create tools that notify people when space is available. However, some have also managed to create an automated script that immediately reserves disk space for them. Available.

By Vil Joe

Vil Joe, co-founder of the website with three years of experience in the newspaper industry. Apart from writing and editing articles on Sports and Technology at Breaking News 4 You, he also contributes to the other news portals.

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